Welcome to the Upper East Side


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About the neighborhood

The Upper East Side is one of New York’s wealthiest neighborhoods. Situated directly east of Central Park, it is known for its expensive restaurants, designer shops, classic New York-style brownstones, and the world-famous Museum Mile.


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Neighborhood history

In the 19th century, the Upper East Side of Manhattan was largely rural, but development started to grow after the extension of the railroad to the neighborhood. Many German immigrants moved to the neighborhood in the late 19th century, and the Upper East Side quickly became one of New York’s wealthiest neighborhoods in the 20th century. Today, the Upper East Side continues to be known for its beautiful residential buildings and remains one of New York’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

Top attractions

The Met

The Met is one of the largest museums, and the primary art museum in New York City.


Museum Mile

The Museum Mile is a famous area of the Upper East Side with many museums.

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